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Paa Joe & the Lion at Margaret Mead Film Festival

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Benjamin Wigley
2016 | 72 minutes
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Countries Featured: United Kingdom, Ghana
NY Premiere

A fisherman is buried in a fish-shaped tomb. A heavy drinker is buried in a beer bottle. For the Ga tribe of coastal Ghana, funerals are colorful and impressive affairs, with custom-made, stylish coffins for the departed. Ghana Master coffin craftsman Paa Joe and his son work together to keep this tradition alive, and a big commission gives them a once-in-a-lifetime chance to win international recognition for their art.

Co-presented by African Film Festival, Inc.




American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192 United States